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Teacher's Physical Activity and Mental Health During Lockdown Due to the COVID-2019 Pandemic.
Front Psychol. 2020; 11:577886.FP

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has led teachers to an unpredictable scenario where the lockdown situation has accelerated the shift from traditional to online educational methods, and relationships have been altered by the avoidance of direct contact with the others, with implications for their mental health. Physical activity seemed to be a factor that could prevent mental disorders such as anxiety or depression in this peculiar situation. Therefore, the aims of this study were to explore how teachers have been affected by the lockdown with respect to their mental health and their relationships in three main fields: work, family, and social relationships, and to know which is the role of physical activity in the mentioned variables. For that purpose, an online survey was designed to collect quantitative and qualitative data. Results showed that indoor physical activity acts as preventive in lockdown situations, whereas the level of activity does not affect mental health. Also, teachers have experienced higher levels of distress due to the workload generated during the lockdown. In conclusion, to prevent health problems among teachers in future similar situations, it would be important to facilitate the practice of physical activity at home. Furthermore, teacher training in blended or online educational methods would be crucial for their favorable work development.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Clinical and Health Psychology and Research Methodology, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain.Department of Educational Sciences, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.Department of Clinical Psychology, Psychobiology and Methodology, University of La Laguna ULL, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain.Department of Psychology, School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.Department of Clinical Psychology, Psychobiology and Methodology, University of La Laguna ULL, San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Spain.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

33262727

Citation

Aperribai, Leire, et al. "Teacher's Physical Activity and Mental Health During Lockdown Due to the COVID-2019 Pandemic." Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 11, 2020, p. 577886.
Aperribai L, Cortabarria L, Aguirre T, et al. Teacher's Physical Activity and Mental Health During Lockdown Due to the COVID-2019 Pandemic. Front Psychol. 2020;11:577886.
Aperribai, L., Cortabarria, L., Aguirre, T., Verche, E., & Borges, Á. (2020). Teacher's Physical Activity and Mental Health During Lockdown Due to the COVID-2019 Pandemic. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 577886. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.577886
Aperribai L, et al. Teacher's Physical Activity and Mental Health During Lockdown Due to the COVID-2019 Pandemic. Front Psychol. 2020;11:577886. PubMed PMID: 33262727.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Teacher's Physical Activity and Mental Health During Lockdown Due to the COVID-2019 Pandemic. AU - Aperribai,Leire, AU - Cortabarria,Lorea, AU - Aguirre,Triana, AU - Verche,Emilio, AU - Borges,África, Y1 - 2020/11/11/ PY - 2020/06/30/received PY - 2020/09/14/accepted PY - 2020/12/2/entrez PY - 2020/12/3/pubmed PY - 2020/12/3/medline KW - COVID-19 KW - lockdown KW - mental health KW - physical activity KW - teacher SP - 577886 EP - 577886 JF - Frontiers in psychology JO - Front Psychol VL - 11 N2 - The COVID-19 pandemic has led teachers to an unpredictable scenario where the lockdown situation has accelerated the shift from traditional to online educational methods, and relationships have been altered by the avoidance of direct contact with the others, with implications for their mental health. Physical activity seemed to be a factor that could prevent mental disorders such as anxiety or depression in this peculiar situation. Therefore, the aims of this study were to explore how teachers have been affected by the lockdown with respect to their mental health and their relationships in three main fields: work, family, and social relationships, and to know which is the role of physical activity in the mentioned variables. For that purpose, an online survey was designed to collect quantitative and qualitative data. Results showed that indoor physical activity acts as preventive in lockdown situations, whereas the level of activity does not affect mental health. Also, teachers have experienced higher levels of distress due to the workload generated during the lockdown. In conclusion, to prevent health problems among teachers in future similar situations, it would be important to facilitate the practice of physical activity at home. Furthermore, teacher training in blended or online educational methods would be crucial for their favorable work development. SN - 1664-1078 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/33262727/Teacher's_Physical_Activity_and_Mental_Health_During_Lockdown_Due_to_the_COVID_2019_Pandemic_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.577886 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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